Social Responsibility: The ability to be a cooperative, contributing, and constructive member of your social group. Having the social consciousness and willingness to do something for your team, department, organization, or for society will contribute to your own happiness and success as well.
Problem Solving: The ability to identify and define problems, as well as to generate and implement potentially effective solutions. If you develop a tried-and-true process for weighing information and making decisions, you’ll save yourself a lot of time and anxiety.
Reality Testing: The ability to assess the correspondence between what you experience and what objectively exists. Building your reality testing helps you redirect your energy into focused strategic planning and conserves mental and emotional energy.
Impulse Control: The ability to resist or delay an impulse, drive, or temptation to act. Slowing down the reptile brain gives you time to stop and think in critical situations, leading to a much more productive response.
Stress Tolerance: The ability to withstand adverse events and stressful situations without “falling apart” by actively and positively coping with stress. Being able to appropriately govern your emotions will enable you to guide team members safely and calmly through difficulties.
Flexibility: The ability to adjust your emotions, thoughts, and behavior to changing situations and conditions. Taking the time to learn to be flexible will help you be more adaptable as well as have a higher quality of life.
Optimism: The ability to look at the brighter side of life and to maintain a positive attitude, even in the face of adversity. Optimism helps you maintain a healthy focus on the future, making it easier to plan for and achieve your goals.
Happiness: The ability to feel satisfied with your life, to enjoy yourself and others, and to have fun. Happiness both contributes to and is a result of emotional intelligence, and acts as a barometer for your general emotional health and overall functioning.